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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KNUDGE, n.1, v. [knʌdʒ]

I. n. A forceful squeeze, a kneading or pressing down (Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc. 1960).

II. v. To squeeze, to press down forcibly with the knuckles (Ib.).

[A conflation of Nodge and Knidge.]

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